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2008 4934 3504 1546
2009 5119 4104 1301
2010 5298 3446 1256
2011 5028 2690 1280
2012 5157 2781 1424
2013 5193 2870 1304
2014 5700 3054 1413
2015 6285 3528 1288
2016 7732 3991 1349
2017 7693 4065 1568
2018 8142 4393 1549
2019 8227 4568 1602
2020 7322 4266 1597
2021 7754 4885 1829

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Welcome to United Steam Fire Engine Company #3

Thank you for taking the time to visit, we hope that you find this site helpful and informative. To United Fire Company there is nothing more important to us than the community we serve. We strive to maintain the highest operational status with regards to our personal, equipment and training.  

United Steam Fire Engine Company #3 was established November 1845 and has maintained it’s proud tradition of answering the call for help ever since.  Currently operating with over 150 volunteers and three (24/7) career shifts we stand ever ready to respond to “all-hazards” including fires, medical emergencies, car accidents, airplane crashes, hazardous materials releases and rescues.  

The United Fire Company of today is a proud organization that sits atop a solid foundation of history and tradition.  Combined with it’s ability to adapt and change to meet today’s dynamic world of fire & rescue services United Fire Company volunteers stand ready to meet the needs of our community day or night.


Sponsoring our Crab Feast

Deputy Chief Jerry Dorsey, July 06

We would like to thank the following for sponsoring our crab feast:

Catoctin Mountain Excavating
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Assistant Chief Brendan Beaton, June 08

Late afternoon called for units to respond to Interstate 70 westbound at Interstate 270 southbound ramp for a vehicle collision with reported rollover. Frederick County's EMS-901 was the first fire and rescue unit on the scene and confirmed the dispatched location. Initial reports were that the subject was still confined to the vehicle. Rescue Squad 3 arrived on the scene and the crew quickly went ... (Full Story & Photos)

Need assistance!

Life Member Warren Stevens, July 18

Clarence "Chip" Jewel is in the process of writing a book on the history of the Frederick City Fire Service. Does any member have any information that would document when the "United Steam Fire Engine Co#3" was identified as the Company's proper name. Please advise! . ... (Full Story)

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Assistant Chief Brendan Beaton, September 26

This evening at approximately 1800 hrs., United Steam Fire Engine Company, No. 3 will be placing into service a brand new Pierce Enforcer. The unit will be designated as Engine 31. A Cummins L9 450 hp engine, accompanied by Allison’s 5th gen, 3000 EVS P transmission, will power Engine 31. Engine 31 has a New York style 750-gallon water tank utilizing a Waterous 1500 gpm pump. Engine 31 will accommodate ... (Full Story & Photos)

Visit our NEW Online Store!

Assistant Chief Rob Lamoureux, June 09

Check out UFC3's NEW Online Store for everything United! Make a donation or buy Lottery Calendars, T-shirts, and event tickets. The USFE3.com (United Steam Fire Engine 3) site is the new home to everything fundraising so be sure to bookmark and check out the site often.
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Deputy Chief Jerry Dorsey, November 09

Units were dispatched for a house fire with reported smoke coming from the house. A/C 20 was on the scene with smoke and fire showing and requested the tanker task force. Crews worked for over 2 hours overhauling and assisted the Fire Marshall Office.... (Full Story & Photos)

ET-34 on the front cover of United States 17th edition

Deputy Chief Jerry Dorsey, April 29

The cover of the new Fire in the United States report produced by the USFA. Some of you will recognize the pumper on the front (ET34). You can read the entire report here: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fius17th.pdf... (Full Story & Photos)

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Deputy Chief Jerry Dorsey, April 21

ATV 31 was alerted for special response to assist on a mountain fire near Mount Weather Va. Upon arrival, ATV 31 was staged at the Mount Weather research facility for assignment and briefing. After the briefing, ATV 31 was deployed to move manpower and equipment to the fire area on the Appalachian Trail crossing 2-3 miles approx. from the staging area. ATV 31 crew was assigned to a work group with ... (Full Story & Photos)



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79 South Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Station 3: (301) 600-1711
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Station 33: (301) 600-9330
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